Night at the Demontorium: Series One by Naima Haviland. http://naimahaviland.com/
A collection of short stories. An exceptional collection lovingly crafted of dark, thoughtful visions of death and addictions. The writing is surprisingly refreshing considering the subject matter.
I admit to having a difficult time describing the stories without telling all, so to speak. I can say that they are quick and easy to read while leaving you thoughtful at the end. Each story evokes a different response ranging from awe to disgust.
There five stories included in this release;
Aunt Téa's Addiction: Will leave you thoughtful at the very least. An extreme addiction.
He Dreams in Yellow: Depression, it's not what it's cracked up to be.
Sparky's First Day: Life in one's mind can be rewarding or at least a way out.
The Entrepreneur: This and the final story are my favorites. This one goes somewhere surprising and horrific.
Bedring: This is just crazy. Demonically crazy and an example of what a person will do to save themselves.
I am very glad to have discovered Naima Haviland and hope to read more of her work. Her stories are elegant and horrible both.
Night at the Demontorium: Series One is not to be missed.